Transformation begins with knowing ourselves as consciousness occupying an animal body. Historically, spiritual traditions have often portrayed our spiritual nature and our material nature as at odds with one another, with the body objectified as a distraction from spiritual pursuits. This disconnection between the needs of our animal form and the development of our consciousness is at the source of much human conflict and distress, affecting how we relate to ourselves, each other, and the planet.

Conscious contact with the Instinctual Drives is a way to help heal this split. Each drive has a distinct mode of influencing the quality and shape of our attention and our motivation to act. Becoming more skillful with how these drives operate within us is key to using their powerful energy for awakening human potential.

This session features a series of explorations that will take participants out of their concepts about the Instincts and into a direct experience of the energy and aliveness that characterizes their intelligence. Participants will learn to sense and observe themselves more deeply, and will leave with practical exercises to continue to explore their relationship with each of the drives.


Julie Harris
John Luckovich


2019 IEA Global Conference

Oakland, California, USA


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